Don't wait -- join the Life of the Party
(Houston, TX — July 20, 2007) You, too, can be the “Life of the Party” – or at least part of an important fundraiser slated this fall at the master-planned community of Fall Creek, which is surrounded by Redstone Golf Club.
Volunteers and sponsors are needed for Fall Creek’s Life of the Party Luxury Home Tour, benefiting the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation and set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 12-14. For the tour, the crème de la crème of Houston event planners and designers will stage lavish party-themed rooms in three golf-course homes within Fall Creek. On tap are:
Partners in Building
Valentine’s Day love fest by Events & Design by Erika
Storybook Bridal Party by Darryl Murchison Design
Cinco de Mayo “fiestivities” by The Design Studio
Haunting Halloween by The Events Company
Children’s Birthday Extravaganza by Behind the Scenes
Celestial New Year’s Eve by Ideal Party Decorators/Cher Binks Events
Fairy Tale Christmas by For All Occasions/Room Remedies by Rebecca
Mardi Gras Fête by Party Props/Elias Events
Easter Bunny Blast by Breen’s
This gala event will do much more than inject life into the Houston party scene, however. All profits from event ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation, established in memory of Dr. Marnie Rose, a University of Texas-Houston Medical School pediatric resident at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, who starred in the critically acclaimed ABC reality television series, Houston Medical, to raise awareness of brain cancer. Tragically, Dr. Rose died from complications of brain cancer five weeks after the show’s final episode aired in August 2002.
Since its 2003 inception, the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation has raised over $850,000 through its annual Run for the Rose/Ridin’ for the Rose events. Funding benefits an immunotherapy clinical trial at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and initiatives at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, including the creation and development of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program and Marnie’s Garden in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Rose Pod (a pod of pediatric rooms). The 2007, the foundation’s funding for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital’s is earmarked for the first Life Flight helicopter specifically outfitted for pediatric patients.
Also supporting the event is a host of honorary co-chairs who have good reason to wholeheartedly champion brain cancer research and pediatric initiatives:
Rhonda and Dr. Sam Hassenbusch: Dr. Hassenbusch is a brain cancer survivor and the M.D. Anderson neurosurgeon who operated on Dr. Marnie Rose. As part of his treatment, he was the first patient to combine the immunotherapy protocol funded by the foundation with the brain cancer drug Temodar.
Dr. Kelly DeScioli, her husband, Michael, and her parents, Michelle and Dave Feavel: Dr. DeScioli is a Baylor College of Medicine pediatric resident at Texas Children’s Hospital and a brain cancer survivor.
Alison and Craig Cordola: Craig Cordola is chief executive officer of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Please help us bring this party to life. Several sponsorship levels and volunteer opportunities for the Life of the Party Luxury Home Tour are available. For more information, please phone Fall Creek at 281.458.8000.